[development] How to control background processes from inside Drupal?

icerain doubaokun at gmail.com
Mon May 10 13:19:49 UTC 2010

Yes, you can excute any command using php.

On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 9:02 PM, Leo Burd <leob at media.mit.edu> wrote:
> Hello there,
> Is there any way to start/stop background processes from inside Drupal?
> I'm currently writing a module that has to continuously monitor  a socket
> connection for events coming from a remote server.  I thought about using
> hook_cron(), but I'm afraid that the infinite (or continuous) loop of my
> event handler would tie out other modules that use hook_cron().  Another
> alternative would be to use batch api, but do batch processes run in the
> background?
> Thanks in advance,
> Leo

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